Waveland’s Ground Zero Hurricane Museum

Take a scenic look through the lives and struggles of survivors of Hurricanes. Coastal life is sometimes stormy, but coastal people have the resilience to survive and thrive even in the face of great natural adversity. This museum gives visitors a unique perspective on the stories, art, and fabric of the lives of those who stand up in times of trouble and rebuild.

AN ASTONISHING TRIBUTE TO RESILIENCE


Hurricane Katrina has been called the worst natural disaster in U.S. history.  Waveland, Mississippi was Ground Zero.  Katrina’s winds and tsunami-like surge devoured dozens of lives and tens of thousands of homes across the coast, leaving behind devastation and heartbreak on a scale that stunned the world.
But that’s only half of the story.  Fueled with courage, bolstered by humor and lifted up by an unprecedented number of volunteers who poured in from around the country, the people of the Mississippi coast began to rebuild their lives and their towns.  Our museum is not a memorial to a  disaster, but a tribute to the strength and beauty of the human spirit.
 An exhibit “Backyards and Beyond” by H.C. Porter, sponsored by Mississippi Power, opened on August 29th, 2015. This exhibit shares stories of survival and recovery. The subjects of the paintings are accompanied by audio interviews.

Waveland Ground Zero Museum

Renovations to Waveland’s Ground Zero Museum have been completed.

The Museum is open.
Days & Hours are:
Tuesday Thru Saturday
10 AM ’til 3 PM

Thanks for your continued interest in Waveland’s Ground Zero Museum.

335 Coleman Avenue
Waveland Misssissippi 39576
Phone: 228 467-9012
Map/Directions

5 days ago

Please join us at Waveland’s Ground Zero Hurricane Museum as we join thousands of museums around the country for Smithsonian Museum Day. Our Museum is one of four in Mississippi that was accepted ... See more

1 week ago

Did you know? The Museum is sponsoring a Holiday Boutique on 11/23/19. Applications are being taken for vendors spaces for this indoor event but your place is not guaranteed until payment is ... See more

2 weeks ago

Derek and Dee Booth visited the museum this morning. Booth is in the Canadian Navy and stationed in Pascagoula. The Booths are taking 'Rocky' the Canadian Bear to visit other Canadian Military folks ... See more

2 weeks ago

From all of us at Waveland’s Ground Zero Hurricane Museum we have the people of Florida that are in Dorian’s Path in our thoughts and prayers during this time.

2 weeks ago

Thank you to everyone that came out to support our Museum at the Remembrance and Memorial Service Thursday 8/29 the anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. Your support and presence is very much ... See more

2 weeks ago

The Museum has free materials on Hurricane Preparedness. Come by and get vital information that could save your life in event of a Hurricane.

2 weeks ago
Ground Zero Hurricane Museum

The next showing of
When Wind and Water Speaks—The Voices of Katrina will start at 1:00 Thursday 8/29
If you missed the first showing you have another chance to see it today.

2 weeks ago

The next showing of
When Wind and Water Speaks—The Voices of Katrina will start at 1:00 Thursday 8/29
If you missed the first showing you have another chance to see it today.

2 weeks ago

From the Seacoast Echo......
Thank you Cassandra Favre
On Thursday, Aug. 29, the Ground Zero Hurricane Museum in Waveland will not only commemorate the 14th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, but ... See more

2 weeks ago

Kathy Brooks, Assistant Director, conducts a tour in the museum on the eve of the anniversary of Katrina. Our Memorial Service begins at 10:00 Thursday 8/29/2019.

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